Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe

 Hello, everyone! Today, I'm excited to share a classic American comfort food that has stood the test of time—the Hamburger Potato Casserole. This dish embodies the essence of hearty, homestyle meals that have been cherished for generations. Ground beef and potatoes, the stars of this culinary creation, come together to create a budget-friendly, satisfying dish that brings the taste of home to your table. Perfect for busy weeknights or when you crave the familiar, my take on this beloved casserole promises a rich symphony of flavors with just a handful of simple ingredients.

Pairing Suggestions: To complement the robust flavors of this casserole, consider serving it with a crisp green salad dressed in a refreshing vinaigrette and a side of vibrant, steamed vegetables. Complete the meal with fresh bread on the side for a delightful family gathering or a comforting solo treat.

Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe:

Servings: 6


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 4 large russet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp green chili (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly oil a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook Ground Beef and Onion:
    • Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-low heat until the meat is no longer pink and the onions are soft. Drain excess fat.
  3. Season and Layer:
    • Season the meat mixture with paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Spread half of the mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish. Layer half of the potato slices on top, followed by one cup of cheddar cheese. Repeat with the remaining potatoes and beef.
  4. Prepare the Soup Mixture:
    • Whisk together milk and condensed mushroom soup in a small bowl. Pour this mixture over the potato layers, ensuring it seeps into the dish.
  5. Bake Covered:
    • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for one hour.
  6. Add Cheese Topping:
    • Remove the foil and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake uncovered for an additional 20 to 30 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the potatoes are tender.
  7. Rest and Garnish:
    • Let the casserole sit for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of color.

Tips and Variations:

  • Mix in green peas or corn with the meat layer for added vegetables.
  • For a crunchy topping, add buttery breadcrumbs before the final layer of cheese.
  • Experiment with different cheese combinations, such as gruyere and mozzarella, to elevate the flavor profile.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge; the flavors meld beautifully, making it even more delicious the next day.

Make this Hamburger Potato Casserole your own by tweaking a few elements, and savor the warmth it brings to your dinner table. Whether shared with loved ones or enjoyed as a solo indulgence, have a wonderful time cooking and relishing the comforting flavors of this timeless dish!

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